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Dec 30, 2012 11:30pm EST
to green bay saturday night on nbc while seattle will play at washington next sunday at 4:30 eastern. that game will be seen on fox. let's bring in tony dungy now. tony, what was the key for washington tonight? >> well, bob, i actually picked dallas in the pregame show because i didn't think robert griffin would be 100%. but for the redskins, i thought cris collinsworth hit the nail right on the head. jim haslett, their defensive coordinator, did a great job. he blitzed all night long, and dallas just did not handle it. it started out with the first third down pass where we get an interception and then it went all the way through the game until the big play at the end when tony romo threw another interception against the blitz, and that defense, they had confidence to put deangelo hall one on one on dez bryant and just blitz, and it really paid off for them. >> okay, coach, let's look ahead to the packers and the vikings. who do you like in that game in green bay? >> well, i like green bay, but for really one reason, and that's putting pressure on christian ponder. adrian peterson's
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00am EST
stunned when president barack obama approached him about coming to washington. >> i was here for an event and the president said hey, we got to get you up here to play a song. i'm like okay. mikhail enradar is free. >> this is the 90th annual lighting of the christmas tree. the tradition started by calvin coolidge as president barack obama and his family flip the switch. the spirit of the evening is the same, the audience may notice changes. the stage has been moved. >> the backdrop is exsen waited by the tree. the white house and executive office building. really showcases many of the features we have here in president's park. >> reporter: the tree itself is new. the blue spruce was destroyed by wind in 2011. the replacement also died. in october, the current tree was planted. all indications are that it's doing well. we are told the lighting scheme on the tree changed. if you were here last year, expect it to be different. the ornaments are different. they changed the lights themselves. they mix it up from year-to-year. for a lot of folks, it's a tradition to come every year with their
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00am EST
happened in the 9100 block in fort washington. the men shot the homeowner. tony tull live at the scene with more. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. scary situation for a family here around 2:00 this morning. as you mentioned, a home invasion. multiple suspects barged into the house demanded cash and jewelry. the homeowner, a gentleman in his 40s confronted those suspects and he was shot in the back. i want to give you a sense of the scene right now. multiple police units are here on scene doing investigation. you can see that right front window where the blinds are kind of messed up. that is where the situation took place. now, the suspects, we are being told, did get away. but police are still trying to gather clues here. i want to bring in mr. leonard parker. you are the brother-in-law of the victim. >> my wife got a phone call this morning arod about 3:30 saying that my brother-in-law got shot. somebody invaded the home. demanded money, demanded cash. he got shot in the back. >> seems to be a very quiet neighborhood. your sister-in-law as well as your 16-year-old niece was in the house.
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Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
arrests possession is now legal in e washington state. but the new marijuana law is now setting the stage for a new showdown involving the feds. we get the story from kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: at seattle landmark, a celebration. as of midnight, washington state's new law makes it legal for adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. >> the first legal case. >> reporter: the new system is modelled on alcohol laws. it is still illegal to drive impaired or possess pot under twenty-one, they issued verbal warnings only. you're not allowed to smoke in public you can legally possess one ounce, use it in private. but stores will not be licensed to sell it for recreational use for a year, without a prescription there is still no sale. recreational users are going to say where am i going to buy this marijuana if it is illegal to sell marijuana still? >> reporter: federal law still prohibits the sale in any state. and the department of justice is reviewing possible action >> the federal government may prosecute anyone who uses marijuana on federal land, marijuana on federal land, park
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Dec 9, 2012 10:00am EST
and david ignatius with "the washington post." first up, will president obama convince republicans to give him a compromise that's big enough, sweeping enough to end this month on a high note? to cap off his election win and get a clean start on his second term. a victory for the president would look like this -- get that top income tax rate up. make minimal concessions on entitlement cuts and get it done before the end of this month, avoid that cliff. this week the president said talk on a partial deal on taxes alone will not cut it with him. >> there have been reports that perhaps the republicans go ahead and let the middle class tax cuts get extended, the upper income tax cuts go up, otherwise we don't get a deal and next year we come back. i have to just tell you, that's -- that is a bad strategy for america. it's a bad strategy for your businesses, and it is not a game that i will play. chris: he wants a pretty good deal, a lot of things in it. when he sits down in that room with he and boehner, it's come down to the two of them, are both looking at the fact that obama won the el
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Dec 30, 2012 9:00am EST
washington has to do their jobs. >> if the senate steps forth this week and work with republicans to solve the problem. >> democrats are preparing a backup plan if the compromise doesn't work, and they want to force republicans to vote on a measure that would extent tax cuts on everybody but the rich. >>> and president obama maintained his position of raising taxes on wealthy americans. meet the press moderator david gregory sat down with an exclusive interview with president obama, and you can see that at 10:30. >>> new today, police are trying to identify a man. the "washington post" reports the victim was behind the wheel when he was shot and then he crashed into a tree. no word on developments for a search for a gunman or if there has been an arrest made. >>> and tonight there will be a vigil for a football player found stabbed to death. there was an arrest. police found stringfellow dead in a fan on friday night in vienna. the two strangers had plans to meet. his former teammate is understandably saddened at the news of his death. >> it was really hard for me, because he was one
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm EST
they don't plan to add any additional service in and out of washington for the christmas holiday. now to the roads. packed with holiday travelers. look at. this a live look at i-95 at dumfries road. just a sea of cars heading away from washington tonight. 93 million americans are expected to hit the road for the holidays. so you might want to pack your patience if you're one of them. if you spent the day doing last-minute shopping, chances are you had a lot of company. going to show you the scene near westfield montgomery mall where there was lots of traffic, some long lines and also very few parking spaces. in fact, most malls are open extra late tonight and tomorrow night for all you procrastinateors out there. some major stores like macy's are also staying open 24 hours a day right through christmas eve. >> now a news 4 exclusive, a fedex driver shaken up but not seriously hurt after being held up right in the middle of making deliveries. news 4's derrick ward tells us what happened this morning in southeast washington. >> reporter: it was just after 11:00 a.m. a fedex driver made
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Dec 29, 2012 6:30pm EST
or no deal? americans are waiting and worried about when washington will get its act together and find some kind of agreement on taxes and spending. tonight the president's position as he sits down exclusively with nbc news. >>> here we go again. another big winter storm blankets the northeast. tonight the latest on where it's headed and how it's affecting holiday travel. >>> high profits from marijuana, at least that's what some entrepreneurs are hoping for as they see big potential in states where pot is legal. >>> and can't stay away. what happened when the parents of one college student just couldn't let go? she gave them a lesson they never expected. >> good evening. the deadline looms less than three days away now and still no sign that congressional leaders have come up with a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the president again today called on lawmakers to act before taxes automatically go up for every american and spending cuts kick in. but republicans aren't happy with the proposal the white house is offering. so on a saturday night, washington is still at a sta
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Dec 10, 2012 11:42am EST
over the next if the politicians in washington negotiate a bad deal on the budget and deficit, what do you think will happen to medicare and medicaid benefits? and to our coverage? cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicare and medicaid will short change the people who need it the most. so if you don't want seniors to come up empty. call sen. warner and tell him don't make a bad deal that cuts our care. >>> news for your health. when it comes to kids' diet, one bad thing can lead the to another. the more salty food kids eat, the more sugary drinks they will consume to wash it down. researchers tracked more than 4,000 kids in australia and saw a diet high in sodium led to more consumption of sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages. children who had more than one each day were 26% more likely to be overweight. >>> the first family is feeling the holiday spirit. ♪ the obamas took part in the taping of the annual christmas in washington concert last night at the national building museum. diana ross and korean rapper psy performed. proceeds go to the children's national me
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Dec 24, 2012 4:30am EST
and six adults ten days ago. that debate was evident throughout the washington area over the weekend. a small but vocal group of gun control advocates showed up outside a gun shop in falls church calling for a ban on assault style weapons and ammunition and more funding for mental health programs. the nra's push to put armed guards in schools across the country has people talking. >> i actually would not have felt safer. i think i would have felt more in harm's way. i just don't agree with guns in general. >> it's just dumbfounding to think the answer to violence is to put the weapons of more violence in the hands of people. >> police were there for the protest although it remained a peaceful one. >>> 4:35 right now. if you are still looking for the perfect present for your loved ones, time is almost up. there are some people that haven't finished all their shopping. a survey shows that more than 130 million people have not finished shopping. and whopping 26 million people haven't even started. shoppers say it's because they are still hunting for the best deals. >> try to come at the
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Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
were more order any washington and rational and people listened to the best arguments and compromised and operated in a more thoughtful and organized fashion? absolutely. but when you look at history, that's been the exception rather than the norm. >> reporter: now, the president also mapped out an ambitious second-term agenda, including immigration reform, energy policy and stiffer gun control laws but all that's on hold while the fight over taxes and spending rages on. kate? >> kristen welker at the white house tonight. >>> so, what does an impasse mean? for more, wasn't to bring in cnbc's washington bureau chief, john harwood. let's break it down here. if we have no deal tomorrow, by midnight tomorrow, what happens? what is the direct impact on the american taxpayer? >> the biggest impact, kate, would be on the 2 million americans who would lose extended unemployment benefits of around $300 a month. the average family through the loss of the payroll tax cut would lose about $20 a week out of their paycheck and as for the tax withholding, the higher tax rates for people through the
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >> reporter: back in washington, more gridlock. >> it's up to the republicans to decide how long it's going to take. >> the president actually isn't interested in a balanced agreement. >> reporter: with both sides stuck on tax hikes for the top 2%, economists wonder if lawmakers will reach a deal this year. >> i'm skeptical, but i do think it can be done next year. >> reporter: warning a congressional committee they would just have a month to negotiate in 2013 before the economy falls apart. >> by mid-february it will be doing a lot of damage. >> reporter: democrats called on lawmakers to continue an extension to jobless benefits expiring this year. >> now they're at risk of losing their last lifeline. >> reporter: 25 days left, no deal yet. republicans have word they may be losing ground on the tax hike debate. the latest poll shows the majority of voters actually trust the president and democrats on the issue. reporting live on capitol hill, i'm danielle lee, news4. >>> the santanas live in the falls church area in fairfax county. they did not expect to get a visit from the pre
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
back to george washington. the religious leaders from around the country are expected to participate. attendance at that time prayer service is by invitation only. it will also be streamed online. >> get ready for a big boom during the holiday travel rush. more than 2 million people in the washington area plan to travel. aaa tells us that more than 90% of them plan to drive. that's a good reason to consider when you are leaving and when you will return if you a one of them. if the projections are true, that will be the highest volume of travel in the past ten years. the survey considers the holiday raffle period to last between december 22 to january 1. taking a live look outside right now. good day to travel by air. lots of sunshine and blue skies but don't expect it to last, folks. >> yes. let's head to storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer to find out what's next. >> we told you we got a lot to talk about thisweek. yesterday was the clouds, fog, shower activity. today it is the very warm temperatures and the wind. wind gusting upwards of 30 miles per hour. but the tempera
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Dec 31, 2012 11:00am EST
itself. somehow washington never gets the message. >> president obama said he would push for a bill that would actually -- what it would do is include a renewal of the unemployment extension of the bush tax cuts for middle class americans who make less than $250,000 a year. some of us will be watching the ball drop in times square. we may hear the gauntlet drop on capitol hill. live in the newsroom. back to you. >> thank you, derek. >> we are also counting down to 2013. hundreds of thousands of people will bring in the new year in times square. organizers have been planning all year for the ball drop. wendy gi jlet has a look at the preparations. >> more than 2,000 pounds of confetti are in place. >> that's fantastic. >> ready to be thrown out by hand from buildings and times square at midnight. >> i have seen it on tv. looks like so much fun with the concerts and excitement in the air with people. >> it's magic. >> hundreds will come from all over the world. >> australia, canada, england. >> they will see the waterford crystal ball drop down a flagpole high above times square, lighting
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
. we will share some of those spontaneous tributes on twitter and on the nbc washington facebook page in our next half hour. >>> we have breaking news at this hour out of montgomery county where police are on the scene of a shooting in aspen hill. it happened just before 4:30 at an apartment complex along connecticut avenue near grand prix road. police tell us the man was shot in the eye. he was taken to the hospital but no word on his condition. police are still in the area right now searching for a suspect. pat collins, we understand, is just arriving on the scene. pat, what have you learned? >> reporter: take a look down the street. you can see all the cop cars down there and there are plenty more on the other side. we are at north gate park. it is near grand prix and connecticut avenue in montgomery county. police have fanned out here. they have s.w.a.t. team members, they have k-9 dogs. they are looking for what is described to me as an active suspect. now around 4:25, this afternoon, right after the kids got home from school, when it was still light out here, a young man, about
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Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
. and others, our chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell, is in washington. here we go again, the american public not anxious to hear about any u.s. military involvement anywhere else on the planet, using terms like weapons of mass destruction, chemical weapons, what do we do? now you have the criminal weapons going back over a decade, but the stock pile explains why the president and hillary clinton warned bashar al-assad forcefully this week not to use the weapons. a warning that secretary clinton repeated at nato again today. >> our concerns that are increasingly desperate assad regime might turn to chemical weapons. or might lose control of them to one of the many groups that are now operating within syria. >> reporter: now officials say they believe that those warnings did work so far. they are concerned, though, about the rising influential extremist groups. so the state department is preparing to designate one group because of the close ties to al-qaeda in iraq. still, secretary clinton announced they will take a big step, recognizing the main opposition group as
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Dec 18, 2012 4:30am EST
and east of washington on the eastern shore. generally in the low to mid 50s. areas in blue dipped into the mid 40s. shenandoah valley, far west and north of washington and into the mountains this morning. as we look at the nearby temperatures, montgomery, prince george's, fairfax, arlington, around 50 degrees. district of columbia, the low 50s. hour by hour today, a lot of cloudiness three 6:00 a.m. wind out o of the west at 5 to 15. there's a chance of a few sprinkles late morning and early afternoon. otherwise, clouds breaking up with some sunshine. we'll climb into the mid and upper 50s. the winds will be gusting to 30 miles an hour this afternoon. i'll be back in ten minutes with the hometown forecast. first 4 traffic with danella now. >> thank, tom. checking on a few things in our area. overall, very, very quiet. not seeing any delays at all. not seeing anything in the roadway to slow you down. georgetown pike, have a disabled vehicle there. it's in the shoulder lane. not bad. i want to bring your attention crossing the bridge heading inbound. one of the barrels around here i
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Dec 9, 2012 10:30am EST
the problem with washington. >> first of all, congressman, you threw out a number there, there are a lot of numbers that can confuse people. you talk about $31 billion. the reality is, over 10 years, based on documents i have seen from republicans, raising the top rates would get you over $400 billion in new revenue. so that is a fact that both sides agree on. >> david, in two months of this new pacific northwe new fiscal year, you have $10 billion in revenue but 16% increase in spending. it is a spending problem. and the president wants to increase taxes to continue the spending. he proposed a plan that put a new spend list in that added more than just the top two rates' worth in the first year. that's the problem with washington. >> and i want to get to the spending and the entitlement question in just a moment, but i want to stay on tax rates for one minute. congressman, there are members of your own party who are saying privately, some publicly, just fold on the tax rates so that conservatives can get a better deal. just this week on "morning joe" on msnbc, here is tom coburn, re
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Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
have two reports tonight beginning with white house correspondent peter alexander in our washington newsroom tonight. peter, good evening. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. the head of the nra, wayne lapierre, said guns are not the problem. instead, he took aim what the he called the media machine in this country, a cracked system for dealing with mentally ill, and the federal government, whose enforcement of existing restrictions on guns he called pitiful. facing a barrage of tough questions for the first time since its deadly massacre in newtown, on meet the appreciation the nra's ceo, wayne lapierre, forcefully defended his call for armed officers in every school. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i think the american people think it's crazy not to do it. it's the one thing that will keep americans safe the nra is going to do that. >> reporter: critics point to columbine and virginia tech, both of which had armed guards, unable to stop the carnage. but the leading voice disagrees for t
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm EST
tonight with nbc's tom costello in washington. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. the white house today said president obama supports senator feinstein's proposed bill that would ban assault weapons and high capacity ammo clips. tonight gun control advocates think they have the momentum, but nra is now weighing in. four days after the newtown massacre, the nra today broke its silence in a statement saying it's made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters who are shocked, saddened and heart broken by the murders in newtown. it says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again. talk of new gun regulations has got gun store cash registers ringing in alabama. >> people who feel insecure about their surroundings and about the future are purchasing weapons. >> reporter: in oklahoma. >> wanting to take care of themselves. taking care of their own safety, the safety of their families. >> reporter: at a gun range in virginia, tim was shooting a mini 14. he opposes an assault weapons ban. >> why should i be punished when i like t
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00am EST
ball is january 21st at the walter e. washington convention center. you just have to sign up at their website. it's 2013pic.org. you can request up to two tickets after $60 a pop. >> hot ticket in town. >> in 2008, i was covering a ball which is not as fun as going to one and enjoying it. talk about the weather. last night we asked people to send in questions. we heard from tania and diane. they're saying, we would like some snow in woodbridge and fredericksburg. is it going to happen? >> fredericksburg, no. probably sleet and rain there. in woodbridge, yes, but switching to rain after a couple hours. it's kind of a bummer storm for a lot of people who really wanted snow out of this one. there's not much going on, even right now, because there's so much dry air, as you'll see on the radar, that's worked into the system. not a big storm for today. just a nuance storm for us. let's head over to the weather wall and check out conditions out there right now. we've got 39 degrees. we have snow falling way to our north and west and rain across southeastern maryland. at 39 degrees with a sou
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00am EST
. president obama pushed lawmakers to act. >> we cannot let washington politics gets in the way of america's progress. >> and they called on them to reach a prau phaoeuz or allow a vote on his plan that would among other things raise taxes on those making $250,000. >> i believe it could pass both houses as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> roy blunt delivered the republican spaupbs. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% of the americans will not even pay the interest on the trillion-dollar debt. >> and there is a plan that could include extending unemployment insurance benefits, and allowing tax rates to increase on the wealthiest americans. but this issue remains a major sticking point with many republicans resisting any tax inkraes at all. the last-minute process calls into question washington's ability to look at all the issues. >> meanwhile, americans watched with worry and frustration. >> i think they are all failing us a great deal and i am sick and tired of them fighting. >> it's the equivalent of worrying about your mortgage after you are already
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Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
washington have to do their jobs. >> reporter: if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff next tuesday each side says the other is to blame. >> we can avoid the fiscal cliff if the president and the democrat-controlled senate step forward and work with republicans to solve this problem and solve it now. >> reporter: all over the country right now, uncertainty is in the air. >> it's not a matter of am i going to pay my light bill but is it going to deplete my savings. >> even if the impact isn't real, the perceived impact could cause a dropoff in sales. >> reporter: gets a deal is up to the top democrat and top republican. >> we are engaged in discussions, the majority leader and myself and the white house in the hopes we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation. >> whatever we come up with will be imperfect. that's where we are. >> reporter: harry reid and mitch mcconnell say they are confident they can find a compromise but they have to sell it to house speaker john boehner and his fellow republicans before monday night's deadline. brian mooar, nbc washington. >>
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00am EST
. the washington redskins, you'll be hearing a lot from them this week. they're in the playoffs. they clinched the nfc title last night by beating the boys in blue. the cowboys 28-18 last night. it was the 'skins seventh straight win after starting the season 3-6. redskins fans have been waiting five years to see their team in the post-season. a couple of guys who were still in high school during the last playoff appearance are to thank. our dan hellie caught up with robert griffin, iii and alfred morris. >> i believe it was terrell owens that once said, get your popcorn ready because the redskins are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2007. they got there as the nfc east champions. first division title since 1999. they will be hosting a home playoff game next sunday taking on the seattle seahawks at 4:30. they got there not because of rg3 but because of the other rookie, alfred morris. he had the best game of his career. 33 carries for 200 yards and three touchdowns. we caught up with both of the redskins sensational rookies after their big win. >> i really wanted to just
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Dec 30, 2012 5:30am EST
special effort to get there. >> in northwest washington and like schools across the country, educators just wanted to have a normal holiday season school event in the wake of the connecticut shooting. but, here, there was something special. >> it's all about y'all, right? >> are you all excited? >> san francisco's nfl star vernon davis was back in his hometown. after playing late sunday night in boston, here he was passing out gifts to children. the dunbar and maryland graduate say it was important for him to be there. >> did you drive eight hours from this morning? >> i did. it was important when i came back here. i remember when i was a kid, i always wanted that hero to show up. >> davis, at 6'3", towered over the children, many the same age as those in connecticut. >> very, very touching. it's sad. it shows you how much we to pay attention to the kids. >> the principal was glad to have the diversions of this day. my hope was that the kids turn the tv to have as little exposure as possible. it's really unprecedented. we're really going by what our heart tells us and listen
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Dec 19, 2012 12:35am EST
name and where are you from? >> i'm many chloe from spokane, washington. >> jimmy: hey, welcome from washington. very good. chloe, it gets very cold in washington, am i right? >> it is. just snowed a lot actually. >> jimmy: it did? almost too much. snowed almost too much. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and you need -- you need a good sweater. what do you think? >> i love it. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it's great. i'm going to wear it every day. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: do you want to start right now? >> yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, let's get this on. this will be good. you don't have anything like this, do you? ♪ >> you know, just a few. >> jimmy: a few, but you have prancer or vixen or whoever it is looking in. you've got santa claus. oh, man oh, man. there you go. however you want to put it on. keep spinning in circles. oh, chloe. chloe. [ cheers and applause ] you done did it. you look like a supermodel. thank you, my pal. you're very awesome. welcome to our show. thank you for watching. good luck with this. wear it in good health. we'll be right back with "late night instagrams." [ cheers and ap
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Dec 31, 2012 6:00am EST
in washington. what's up next? the redskins are going to take on the seahawks. that game is at fedex field on sunday. you can imagine there's going to be a lot of interest, a lot of excited people. some big tailgating parties going on. fans here hoping that the 'skins can take it call the way. megan mcgrath, news 4. richard, back to you. >> robert griffin iii may not have had one of his best performances last night. but that doesn't seem to be bothering him. we'll have hisatake on the game a little later this hour. >>> tiffany alston was having financial issues before being stripped of her seat. the washington post reports that she filed for bankruptcy seven months before trying to use campaign money to pay for her wedding. she charged tens of thousands of dollars to a law firm. a jury found her guilty of misdemeanor theft in june for paying a law firm employee $800 in state money. >>> breaking news right now. iraq is on high alert for terrorist attacks as thousands of shiite pilgrims continue to march across the country. the pilgrims are on the way to celebrate at the end of a 40-da
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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
hole inside a building in northwest washington. he was working in a building in the 3200 block of hyatt place when he fell into a hole yesterday morning. it took about 20 minutes to get him out. he was taken to the hospital. his injuries were not life-threatening. >>> this morning, police in new york city are searching for the woman who pushed a man in front of an oncoming train killing him. the woman was mumbling to herself and pacing on the platform before she shoved the man on to the tracks. so far it does not appear the victim and suspect knew each other. police have not released a motive. this is the second time this month someone has been shoved on to the train tracks and killed in new york city. >>> scientists plan to get a better look into the mind of the sandy hook shooter. researchers will study the dna of 20-year-old adam lanza. some say the findings could pinpoint mutations associated with aggressive and violent behavior. others fear it could draw false conclusions on the genetic causes of mental illness. lanza is accused of killing 27 people in newtown, connecticut ea
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
controversial and now one washington lawmaker wants the network to pull the plug on its new show "buck wild" before it even airs. >>> then we'll switch gears and talk about letters being written to santa this year. >> it's that time of year when kids send their wish list to santa but this year some kids are expressing the hard times their families are going through after hurricane sandy so instead of asking for toys they want santa to bring items like clothes and other necessities like good health even. coming up i'll introduce you to some of the elves working to make those holiday wishes come true. >>> we begin this morning in texas, police say dallas cowboys defensive lineman josh brent has been charged with vehicle lar manslaughter. miguel almaguer. >> reporter: josh brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter after a passenger and his car, fellow teammate jerry brown was killed in an accident. >> it appears he was traveling at a high rate of speed, at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road, causing his vehicle to flip. >> reporter: brent and
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Dec 29, 2012 12:35am EST
. >> yes, yes, yes. and it has kerry washington, samuel jackson. >> jimmy: samuel l. jackson's in it, too? >> oh, yeah. and how fantastic. >> jimmy: oh, i can't wait. we love him. he's one of our pals. he's cursed the most of any guest we've ever had on our show. >> yeah, but he could have done more. i think time was limited. >> jimmy: it wasn't a three-hour -- he wasn't in "the hobbit." >> you know, there's an app -- a samuel l. jackson app for your phone, and you can press the curse that you want. >> jimmy: for all the kids out there, christmas is coming. >> seriously, seriously. it's not a joke. >> jimmy: is that unbelievable? well, i want to show everyone a clip of the great christoph waltz. waltz is correct, right? not valtz. >> whatever -- whatever you like. i mean, waltz makes more sense. valtz means nothing and waltz does. waltz has three-quarter -- ♪ >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. valtz means nothing anywhere. >> nothing at all. >> jimmy: what if you're a bank robber and you want to break into the vaults? [ laughter ] [ rim shot ] >> i'm afraid they are empty. >> jimmy: yeah. we have a
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Dec 24, 2012 2:05am EST
episode of "open house." >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press" with david gregory. >> good sunday morning. it's been nine days since the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary in newtown, connecticut and the debate over gun control has been revived. here with us exclusively this morning, the man at the ten ter of that debate, the ceo and executive vice president of the nra, wayne lapierre. i want to get right to it. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> you proposed armed guards in school. we'll talk about that in some detail in a moment. you confronted the news media, you blamed hollywood and the gaming industry but never once did you concede that guns could actually be part of the problem. is that meaningful contribution, mr. lapierre, or a dodge? >> david, i said what i honestly thought and what hundreds of millions of people all over this country will believe will actually make a difference. i can't imagine a more horrible tragedy. we all have 5-year-olds
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
there's a warning about crime at george washington university. police say there were five burglaries in four different dorm rooms at the ivory towers today. so far no arrests but investigators do have two surveillance pictures of the female suspects in all of the cases the suspects were able to get inside the room through an unlocked door and they took off with laptop computers. >>> there is also extra security at george washington university tonight, an extra officer stationed inside rice hall after an employee says a man attacked had her in the bathroom there. it happened tuesday night. the woman says a masked man tried to sexually assault her, but she as able to fight him off. rice hall is an administrative building. security officials say the suspect had to use a special car card to get inside the building. >>> now to an unusual case of road rage. a bicyclist angry about being cut off in traffic took matters into his own hands and stabbed a driver. that attack happened last night off massachusetts avenue in northwest d.c. jackie benson has the story. >> reporter: this was a violent
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00am EST
cliff standoff continues in washington the president took his plan out of town to northern virginia where he sat down with a middle class family to talk about the potential impacts they face from the looming fiscal cliff. it's now just 25 days away. nbc's tracie potts joins us with those details from washington. >>> lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. the president spent time with a family who answered a call from the white house. the question was what would you do if you had to pay another $2200 in taxes. that's what the white house says will be the average impact on middle class families if they don't work out avoiding this fiscal cliff. the president sat down with a couple, a teacher, a man who works at an auto dealership. they live with her family. the family says they're looking at a couple month's rent if they have to pay more taxes. the president reiterated he absolutely will not sign any deal that does not increase taxes on the wealthy in this country. he said the problem is solvable. >> for them to be burdened unnecessarily because democrats and republicans aren't c
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am EST
, fiscal cliff negotiations in washington are still up in the air. most lawmakers have gone home for a long weekend. this, as treasury secretary timothy geithner says the obama administration is willing to go over the fiscal cliff. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington with app update on all of this. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, not quite empty. a lot of lawmakers on a long weekend break. take a look at some of the frustrated constituents they'll face. a protest in baltimore over social security, not the check but the jobs. the people who work in the offices who fear there could be super long lines for taxpayers if, in fact, their jobs are cut in all of this. so where do we stand today? there's a hearing today on capitol hill. the joint economic committee hearing on what can be done for the fiscal cliff. treasury secretary timothy geithner says the administration is willing to go over the cliff, let taxes go up, let these taxes happen if republicans press the idea of no tax increases for the wealthy. the latest we've learned, president obama and house speaker j
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
approached him about coming to washington. >> i was here for an event, and the president said, let me get you up here to play a song. i said, okay. >> reporter: this is the 90th annual lighting of the national christmas tree. the tradition started by president calvin coolidge continues tonight as president barack obama and his family flip the switch. while the spirit of the evening is the same, the audience may notice some changes. first of all, the stage has been moved. >> the back drop, i mean, it is accentuated by the tree. and the white house. the executive office building. you know, really showcases many of the great monuments and features we have down here in president's park. >> reporter: and the tree itself is new. the blue spruce which stood on the ellipse for decades was destroyed by wind in 2011. the replacement also died, and in october the current tree was planted, and all indications are that it's doing well. and if you are attending tonight's performance, keep in mind you're going to have to pass through a security checkpoint. the rule of thumb is, don't bring anything
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Dec 9, 2012 6:00am EST
rain moving into the washington right now. on storm team 4 radar. the more moderate showers are out toward the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. winchester, martinsburg getting moderate rain this morning. there's more where this came from so a very wet start today. visibilities have been reduced. and temperatures are mostly in the upper 40s and low 50s. so, your planner today, foggy and soggy, chilly and wet, damp and cold no matter how you look at it. what you see what you get for your forecast. >>> more protests are expected today in egypt against president mohamed morsi, despite a surprising change of mind by the country's leader. morsi said yesterday he is anulling a controversial decree that gave him complete power over the country's judges. however he said a referendum on a draft constitution with will go otherwise lan next weekend. dmont straig morsi's actions also sparked protests here in our area. dozens of people marched from the white house to the egyptian embassy yesterday. they say they want a separation of church and state, and people of all religions should feel safe.
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
shenandoah valley and mountains. closer to washington, northern neck, eastern shore, tidewater region, generally in the low and mid 50s. in the metro area, it's in the upper 40s. near 50 prince yorj's, as well as in arlington. 40s in fairfax county and in the district, it's hovering around 50 degrees. later today, by 7:00 a.m., still around 50 around the metro area. winds increase, though, by later this morning. chance of sprinkles, perhaps at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. after that wind gusting to 30 miles per hour under a partly cloudy sky as highs reach upper 50s. sunrise 7:22. sunset 4:48. i'm back with a hometown forecast. danella has more. >> i'm following breaking news on the roadways. the beltway, you're facing a four-mile backup in montgomery county because of a crash at connecticut avenue. you can see the right lane is getting by single file. the accident takes up the whole left side of the roadway. we talked about a four-mile backup. i want to show you georgia avenue. very slow crawl as you make your way past the accident. you're first hitting the brakes at coalville road
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
washington, to better utilize that space. and god help us not that building. >> not one of the -- it is the ugliest building in the city, and could be in the country. >> reporter: a regional battle has broken out between d.c., maryland and virginia. prince george's would support moving to prince george's county if that county allowed the redskins to break the team's lease and move back to washington. revenue chairman jack evans wouldn't discuss those private talks, but acknowledged the city's interest. >> certainly the idea of a switch for the fbi moving to prince george's county, and say the redskins moving back to the city in a brand-new stadium at rfk, would be something i would certainly be interested in. >> reporter: in a written response to news4, prince george's county executive rashern baker rebuffed the idea. the baker administration is not entertaining any discussions around moving the washington redskins back to washington, d.c. the fbi with its large work force and space needs is a prime target for all three jurisdictions. earlier this week, virginia's democratic and repu
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
: touchdown! next, seattle, it's in washington. >> we are washington! >> reporter: they make starbucks. >> we make real bucks. >> reporter: their quarter become has a rating of 100. >> rg3 has 102. >> running become has 1590 yards. >> our running back has more. >> reporter: can we beat them? >> yes, el we can! >> reporter: can we beat them? >> yes we can! >> reporter: to redskins fans everywhere, cheers, happy new years. how did that get there? live in arlington, pat collins, news4. >> hey, he's starting a new trend. thanks, pat. >>> it's tough to talk smack when somebody is holding a plunger. >> you don't want to go through. maybe we can come together. >> i like that idea. >>> coming up next, we have a disturbing crime. the search for a man accused of shooting out windows at an elementary school. >>> plus a robber gets more than he bargained for. >>> another kardashian to keep up with. what kim is saying about having a baby with kanye west. >>> and fighting drunk [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the big hot pastrami melt. we perfected the pastrami sandwich -- filled
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
you more about that, coming up on "news4 at 6." reporting live in northeast washington, jackie bensen, news4. >>> jackie, thank you. >>> a facebook page is up tonight to helped a little girl shot and wounded in southeast. the page asks the public to make donations on behalf of 2-year-old cody. it also features several photos of the toddler, including one that shows the injury she suffered in the attack. cody and her mom were shot as they boarded a metro bus. he mother was killed. police tell us the gunman was cody's father. he was later found after taking his own life in new york. >>> now to a developing story in prince william county, virginia. police have just released the name and picture of a man wanted to a braising carjacking in manassas. they're looking for antoine mcgifr. the suspects stole their car along with the victim's rent money and his tab lett computer. there's a $1,000 reward being offered in this case. the snub lanes of rockville pike are still closed this even after a serious accident involving six cars. 9 five people were taken to a local hospital for treatm
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Dec 9, 2012 11:30am EST
going on in washington. rick santorum, one of gop's most outspoken republican leaders and nationally he's raising 2016 speculation. let's get right to it. how do you look at 2016 right now? there's expectation you'll be in the hunt. where is your head now? >> my head now is we've got a lot on our plate. there's so much -- so much as i said during the campaign, this is the most critical election in our country's history and seeing the consequence now here in washington now around the world. we're trying to stay engaged. i started an organization, patriot voices and we got involved in that. we got involved in the treaty on capitol hill, they were trying to pass a u.n. treaty that we felt was an overreach, something that would involve the united nations in the rights of parents and being able to provide was best for their disabled children and as well as other things that we are disconcerning about the u.n. and reach here. i think most people would say about but for our action and what we did, the senate probably would have passed that. we'll stay ingauged on capitol hill there's a lot
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Dec 17, 2012 7:00pm EST
washington tonight. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. it's been a very busy day. the mayor of america's biggest city today urged congress, in fact, challenged congress and the white house to act, and the nra remains silent. surrounded by victims' families, new york mayor michael bloomberg today said enough talk, it's time to act. >> congress has to come up with something that stops this carnage, no matter what the political ramifications are. >> reporter: long an advocate for stricter gun regulation, bloomberg is pushing congress to close gun show loopholes and demand background checks of anyone who buys a gun. he wants a new assault weapons ban to replace the one that expired in 2004 and a ban on high-capacity ammo clips. and he's promising to use his own vast personal wealth to take on the gun lobby if necessary. the numbers are striking. 8,500 people die each year in gun violence. just since columbine, nearly 14 years ago, more than 30 mass murders involving guns. the list is chilling. >> shame on the nra. >> reporter: today, as protesters gathered outside its offices in
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Dec 18, 2012 11:00am EST
into a home in the 9100 block of lofton road in fort washington. when they confronted the suspects they shot the man in the back. news4 spoke to the man's brother-in-law who said he doesn't think it was a target add tack. >> it seemed like a random act of violence. somebody just took it upon themselves to intrude in the house and try to rob or burglarize it. i don't know. holiday season? people don't have jobs, i guess, and somebody just took it upon themselves to, you know, do a random act of violence. >> the victim was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threateninging. >>>s. he's expected to be okay. >>> residents of an apartment complex finally back in their homes after a standoff that lasted for nearly eight hours. police say u.s. marshals arrived around 10:00 last night to arrest the suspect at the complex. there was some sort of altercation and the armed suspect barricaded themselves around 6:00 this morning. the suspect was taken to the hospital but police won't say how the standoff ended and if he was injured. dozens of residents were evacuated but have since been allowed b
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
massachusetts avenue in northeast washington. we're told the officer was hit during a traffic stop. her condition has not been released. so far no charges have been filed against the driver. >>> a video posted online is sparking an investigation of a metro bus driver. check it out. this video appears to show the driver holding and possibly even reading a newspaper behind the wheel. the rider who shot this video on unsuck d.c. metro posted it online. metro will start monitoring some of its employees next year, including bus drivers, to make sure they get enough sleep. the transit agency will ask those who maintain buses and trains to log their sleep habits and wear a motion detecting advice. metro is trying to combat fatigue after a 2011 study found those worked longer hours than allowed and had no limit to the number of consecutive days they worked. metro is also concerned about late night shift workers who are most vulnerable to fatigue. county leaders say the pentagon never offered traffic solutions when it moved thousands of people to ft. belvoir and the marc center and neighboring a
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm EST
. >>> inaugural balls are a washington tradition, and now a limited number of tickets are going on sale for the official 2013 event. the inaugural ball is january 21st at the walter e. washington convention center. this year there will be one large event that will take place in all of the convention center's different rooms. tickets cost $60 those interested in the public tickets have to sign up on the website. that's 2013pick.org. >>> the national park service is telling its side of the story now after trying to evict the popular jack's boathouse in georgetown. a spokesman says the rental business has been operating on a month-to-month lease that hasn't changed in 30 years. the current owner's name is not on that lease. last week the park service ordered the boathouse owner to leave the property in january. it put off those plans when hundreds of mime e-mailed complains. the park service says it still plans to take bids for operating the boathouse in the space. >>> an animal rights group will have to pay the circus $9 million over claims of elephant abuse. the american society for the preventi
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Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
appear to be edging closer to an agreement. >> it's crunch time here in washington. analysts say president obama and speaker boehner have until the end of the week to reach a deal if lawmakers will get it passed by the friday before christmas. as a diesel engine plant, president obama stood his ground on the fiscal cliff. >> all congress needs to do is pass a law that would prehaven't a tax hike on the first $250 of everybody's income. >> the latest campaign stop had an announcement. business leaders warn this time of investment will suffer without a deal to avoid billions in tax increases and spending cuts next year. >> we have more than -- i think 103 ceos in town last week. the message was sit down, work it out. back in washington there's new momentum. yesterday p many p.m. and house speaker john boehner met one on one for the first time this year. then today staffers continued the private negotiations. the sooner the better, we all know el that. >> reporter: an increasing number of -- >> i actually amb ginning to believe that is the best route for us to take to again shift th
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00am EST
sandy caused $37 billion in damages to his state. christie was in washington, making stops at the white house and capitol hill, asking lawmakers for an additional $83 billion in his state as well as new york and connecticut. today we'll learn the fate of a tour bus driver for a crash that killed 15 passengers. the jury will announce a verdict for williams today, who's accused of running a bus off the road and striking a pole in new york city in 2011. he's pled not guilty to manslaughter, claiming a tractor-trailer cut him off. prosecutors say he was tired and may have fallen asleep. if convicted, he faces 15 years in jail. >>> the parade float driver involved in the train accident that killed four people will not be charged. the float was hit by a freight train. four veterans of iraq and afghanistan were killed, and 16 more people were hurt. >>> an eye opener for men. in news 4 for your health, a new study finds that men are not only more likely to be diagnosed from cancer but are more likely to die from it. a study out of cornell medical college found of top ten can certifies, men have
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Dec 6, 2012 4:30am EST
dated documents. licenses will be available for same-sex couples in washington state as well. the state's governor signed the law into effect wednesday and takes effect today. some counties there started issuing wedding ser tiff katz and licenses just after midnight. also today in washington state, recreational use of marijuana is now legal. >>> this afternoon, the first family will flip the switch for the lighting of the christmas tree. actor neil patrick harris will host this year. the event will have performances by james taylor, kjason mraz, ad the fray. we're going to be there. you look for live coverage on nbc 4 and our website, nbcwashington.com. 15th street will be closed between constitution at pennsylvania avenues. 17th street will be closed between constitution and new york avenues. but those roads should reopen around 7:00. >> it's always a very lovely event. it is now 4:37. 37 degrees out there. be careful what you post online. the judge's order for a woman who wrote negative reviews on yelp. >> a rare storm down under. it's left quite a mess. >>> a shock to the syste
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Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
increases an spending cuts from taking effect in 36 hours. can washington get it done? we'll find out where the president stands as he talks exclusively to nbc news. >>> moments of impact. dramatic new images of the moment when a passenger jet crashed off the runway in russia on to a roadway killing four people. ♪ >>> and, fishy thing, this london fishmonger whose sales pitch has turned him into an internet sensation. the viral video that has millions of people around the world hooked, today, sunday, december 30th, 2012. >>> from nbc news this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill >>> i'm erica hill. >> i'm carl quintanilla. >> all eyes on washington. a number of americans wondering this morning why lawmakers have not yet been able to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama spoke exclusively to nbc's david gregory. we are going to get a preview of what he has to say just ahead. >> it has been just two weeks since the tragedy of sandy hook elementary in connecticut. a teenager in california wrote a poem to express her feelings saying she understood how it could h
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
guy is like super human almost. he is their superhero. the washington redskins fans have been waiting on this sort of savior for a very, very long time. and this guy has exceeded any and every expectation. and look, his jersey and cleats are on their way to the hall of fame. probably as we speak. because of what he did in this game. he broke the rookie rushing record for a qb. this man is incredible. >> and he's a good guy in every interview we've heard from. he keeps it real. >> he's smart. >> smart, poised. sunday we've got the ravens, and a battle of the beltway. any division among your listeners? >> look, this is the deal. the closer you are to washington, you've got the washington redskins fans. the closer you are to baltimore, come on, raven fans. i think that divide happens somewhere along laurel, maryland. redskins fans, say, look, we've got rg3 and we're not giving up on this winning streak that we're on right now. and look, we've got to keep winning these games. so the redskins fans are going to can continue to root for the redskins. surely we have ravens fans in our
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